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End of year health fund optical benefits.

Your 2016 health fund rebates are about to expire. Don’t let your optical benefits go to waste! Let Rosser Optometry help you to maximise your 2016 optical benefits! It may be time for a new pair of glasses or specific purpose eyewear to complement your existing pair. More often than not just one pair of glasses won't do it all. Often speciality eyewear is necessary for certain situations or activities. Use your optical benefits to enhance your lifestyle to do and…
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Blue light and it’s harmful effects

What is blue light? To understand blue light we must first look at the light spectrum. Visible light from the sun consists of a range of different coloured light rays which contain different levels of energy. Sunlight includes red, yellow, green and blue, all in various shades. These different colours have different wavelengths and different levels of energy, as you can see on the light spectrum table below. Light rays with long wavelengths contain less energy and rays with short…
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Polarised sunglasses and how they work

Polarised sunglasses are used to reduce glare. They are particularly popular with boaters and fishermen, eliminating the glare from the water around them and giving them the ability to see under the water’s surface. Anyone who spends a lot of time driving or on outdoor activities such as golf, cycling, motorcycle riding or jogging, should experience the comfort of wearing polarised sunglasses. How do polarised sunglasses work? With non-polarised sunglasses all we are doing is reducing the amount of light…
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The optometrist’s role in diabetes

Over one million Australians have diabetes yet around half of these people are undiagnosed! Optometrists play a vital role in helping to detect diabetes in the early stages when it will respond best to treatment. So what is the optometrist's role in diabetes? What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy occurs due to damage to the blood vessels in the retina, located at the back of the eye. It is usually a progression of diabetes when it has been present for…
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Frames to suit your face shape

Finding frames to suit your face shape For most people choosing pair of glasses that look great and suits their individual features is a priority. Facial shape will largely determine what style of frame will suit you. Here is a very quick guide on finding frames to suit your face shape. Square Square faces are generally proportional in length and width with a strong jawline, and a broad forehead. Soft, curved outlines provide contrast for this face shape so ovals…
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Tips for healthy eyes

Some simple tips for healthy eyes: Keep a Healthy Diet A healthy diet can reduce the likelihood of several degenerative eye diseases. Aim to include green leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, oily fish and nuts in your diet. Wear Sunglasses Too much UV exposure makes you more likely to get cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygiums. Choose wraparound sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. Stop Smoking Smoking increases the risk of advanced macular degeneration, cataracts and dry eye, as well…
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Spring is here….that means HAYFEVER!

Eye problems can be the most irritating symptom of hayfever. When pollen comes into contact with our eyes, they can become inflamed, itchy and watery. This can then obscure your vision and cause an enormous amount of discomfort. How can I avoid hayfever? Try to avoid or limit your exposure to the primary causes of your eye allergies. Clean the house. Vacuum, dust and change your sheets and pillowcases on a regular basis. A pet may contribute to your problem…
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A brief history of optometry

The origins of Optometry goes back a long way and has developed into the highly technical field that it is today. Here is a very brief history of Optometry. Optometry as a discipline traces its roots back roughly 2000 years, to the Greeks. The Greeks worked out the laws of reflection in mirrors but did not fully understand the principles of refraction. They also knew of the crystalline lens in the eye but had no knowledge of the retina and…
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Why healthy eating is good for your eyes

Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and this articles goes over why healthy eating is good for your eyes. Avoiding highly processed foods that are high in fat and sugar and enjoying a diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will benefit not only the health of your eyes but your overall wellbeing. Everyday living exposes us to free radicals that can cause damage to the cells in our eyes. Free radicals are the by-products created by…
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10 eye facts you may not have known….

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] You’ve had those peepers since you were born, so you may think you know them pretty well, but here are 10 eye facts you may not know. The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second. While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7. Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48 hours for the…
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